I remember being a kid, passing an antique store, and thinking, "Why would anybody want to buy old junk?" Well, now I LOVE old stuff. I love vintage buttons and lace and peeling paint. However, sometimes real vintage stuff can be a bit pricey.
I had been looking for some frames made of reclaimed wood or something cool. I ran to the craft store and saw this frame. It was on sale for $10, so I thought I could make it work.
I had purchased this rug and wanted to bring out the turquoisey-blue in the room.
Enter turquisey-blue paint. I brushed on a light coat (dry brushing) here and there, keeping the old look, but adding a pop of color. (After I put paint on the plate, I dip in the brush and paint on the plate until there's not much paint left on the brush. Then I brush it onto the frame.)
Here's the final product.
Here's a close-up of the wood. You can see how the old wood is still there and it looks like the turquoise has peeled off.
I plan on printing a family photo we had taken several months ago to go inside. Since the frame didn't have glass in it, I will have the picture mounted on foamboard.
That's all for today. Come back tomorrow to see what I do with the extra paper from the stencils of the mustache shirt. Thanks for stopping by.